Welcome to the Body of Christ
The Parish Family of St. Vincent's is happy to welcome your child as our newest member and as part of the Holy Catholic Church. We all want you to know that your family has a place of belonging at St. Vincent's!
Congratulations! We are so privileged to walk alongside you as you seek welcome into the Christian community for your child. If this is your first child, baptism preparation involves a three-step process.
First, complete the baptism request form to share some basic information including the date and time you are requesting for baptism.
Second, you will register for and complete an online course of easy to understand, compelling videos.
Third, you will attend a casual, in-person session with our Family Faith Formation Coordinator and other parents seeking baptism for their children.
We use the Belonging series from Ascension press and we encourage you to take a look at the intro video below (we think you'll be surprised at how much you like it!).
If this isn't your first child, the preparation process isn't mandatory, but you are invited to view the videos and to attend an in-person session! We hope that through the process you will learn something new about your faith and the meaning of baptism, and that you will meet some new people who are at the same stage of life as you.
In order to initiate your journey toward baptism at St. Vincent's, please fill out this request form. Once we receive your form, we will reach out directly with more information about how to start the preparation process!
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is a process of study, exploration, faith-sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for seekers and inquirers. Seekers and inquirers are non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church and/or baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
Adults and children over 7 who have not been baptized and desire to join the Church are invited into the ancient celebration of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. During this process, which is marked by regular ritual acts, participants are introduced to the liturgy, the teachings, and the life of the Catholic Church.
Adults or older children who were baptized in another Christian denomination prepare in a similar way for the sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist during their reception into the Catholic Church.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic, please reach out to us at 314-231-9328 to schedule a time to talk with our RCIA coordinator.